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Retreat planned to explore power of God’s grace

Heartland Center for Spirituality will be hosting their annual preached retreat, “The Power and Mystery of God’s Extravagant Grace” on Sunday April 14 – Friday April 19. Mass Presider will be Fr. Bob Schremmer. Overnight fee is $495 (includes room and meals); Commuter fee is $395 (includes lunch and supper); Daily fee is $60 (includes lunch and supper); Weekly fee for Zoom is $30; Daily fee for Zoom is $40.

Sr Melanie Svoboda, SND will be the presenter via zoom. Retreatants are welcome to join at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend. If for some reason you cannot attend in person, you can attend via Zoom. She has published 15 books including: Traits of a Healthy Spirituality; Everyday Epiphanies; When the Rain Speaks: Celebrating God’s Presence in Nature; With the Dawn Rejoicing: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering; When the Blue Heron Flies, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Hanging onto Hope, and The Grace of Beauty: It’s Mystery, Power, and Delight in Daily Life (all from Twenty-Third Publications); Gracious Goodness (Loyola Press), and Picking Strawberries: Prayer-Poems to Nourish the Soul.

God’s Grace meets us every day. But what exactly is Grace? This retreat will offer some answers to that question. It will also explore some of the many forms of God’s Grace in our daily lives, such as the beauty of nature, prayer and the Eucharist, friendship, laughter, courage during hard times, peace amid turmoil, the ability to let go, hope in days of darkness. Using scripture, music, videos, poetry and humor, Sister Melanie will lead us in our week of reflection, while keeping in mind the words of Anne Lamott: “God’s Grace meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” 

To register visit website (look under upcoming retreats). Or contact Sr. Renee Dreiling at or by phone 620-792-1232.